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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

September 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them.

Each month features a new theme:

January: Animals in Winter
February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils
March: Wild River Animals
April: Spring Birds
May: Spring Surprises

No programming June-August.

September: Forest Friends
October: Creepy Crawlies
November: Deer, Moose, and More
December: Coyotes, Foxes, and Wolves

The hour-long program begins with group time led by a Montana Naturalist History Center Naturalist. The second half promotes child-directed learning through art activities, dramatic play, science investigation, literacy, and math stations.

We also have a Kids’ Discovery Room designed just for young naturalists with a touch table, puppets, and books.

Come learn and play with us!

Dates: Every Thursday, September – May

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Admission: Free with admission. (And FREE for members!)


September 6, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free with admission
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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